While Republican ministers and politicians often quote their family values and Christian faith to allure voters, there are also instances of sex scandals and extra marital affairs. Robert Bentley, the governor of Alabama, who is serving his second term, agreed that he made inappropriate statements with his assistant Rebekah Mason. But, he also denied that he never did anything illegal, and there was no instance of sexual act or physical intimacy. It was thrown light by Spencer Collier, the former secretary of Alabama Law Enforcement. Collier claimed that the governor and his aide were involved in an extramarital affair.
Spencer Collier was fired earlier this week, and he claims that he heard a recording which hints that the governor and his personal secretary had an improper personal relationship. Even though it was a threat to his marriage with Dianne Bentley, the governor was keen on going ahead with the relationship with his political advisor Rebekah Mason. Collier also claimed that he had been warning the governor about the consequences if any of the state resources were used to facilitate the relationship.
The tape which contains the recording is claimed to be heard by the local news media, Al.com. It says that someone’s voice, which resembles Bentley’s speaks to a woman called Rebekah. He describes on how he would love to approach her, and other intimate talks.
Many Republicans have caught in this situation, and like most of them, Bentley identified himself with family values. This 72 year old governor made it to the headlines in 2011, by claiming that “Anybody here who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister. And I want to be your brother.”